28 premature babies in Gaza hospital transferred to Egypt

Twenty-eight premature babies have been transferred to Egypt from the Gaza Strip to be taken to hospitals in Cairo and North Sinai.

Al-Qahera News television reported that the Palestinian Red Crescent said ambulances departed on Monday from Gaza’s Emirati Hospital carrying 28 premature infants to the Rafah crossing.

Minister of Health Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar oversaw the process in footage on Al-Qahera News that showed each baby transferred into an incubator, and then into an Egyptian ambulance.


Earlier, 31 premature infants were taken from the besieged al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza and to the Emirati hospital in the southern part of the enclave, after two babies died before the evacuation.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), doctors in Gaza said all the babies are fighting serious infections due to a lack of medical supplies and several were in critical condition.

None of the infants were accompanied by relatives, as the Palestinian Ministry of Health could not find close family members, WHO added.


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